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coronavirus

Fourth day with no new COVID-19 cases

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Orkney in the last 24 hours.

Speaking in this week’s The Orcadian, NHS Orkney interim chief executive Michael Dickson spoke of his confidence that the recent cluster of cases had been contained.

He did warn that there may be some “small increases” over the course of the week but he expected these to “tail off”.

Each of the recent cases are linked to travel.

It is the fourth consecutive day in which no new cases have been reported following a rise of six last week. Five of the cases are linked to the household cluster.

The number of test-positive cases in Orkney since the start of the pandemic in March stands at 45 — the lowest in Scotland.

NHS Orkney has a direct phone line for people with symptoms to book a COVID-19 test. This is 888 211 between 9.30am and 5.30pm Monday-Friday, and until 12.30pm on a Saturday.

Do not contact or visit your GP practice or The Balfour hospital if you think you have COVID-19.